Open consultation: Everybody Active, Every Day

Posted on Mon 15 Sep 2014

Open consultation: Everybody Active, Every Day
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Public Health England are seeking views on the draft physical activity implementation document 'Everybody Active, Every Day' and supporting implementation and evidence guide.

The consultation is open until 25 September 2014 [external website].

Around 1 in 2 women and a third of all men in England are damaging their health through a lack of physical activity. It is an unsustainable situation, and one that is costing an estimated £7.4 billion a year.

If current trends continue, the burden of health and social care will destabilise public services, and take a real toll on quality of life for individuals and communities. We know from the experience of other high-income countries, like Finland, the Netherlands and Germany , that this situation can be changed. The solution is clear: Everybody needs to become more active, every day.

Everybody Active, Every Day, and the supporting document, set out the case for change, evidence base for implementation and the options for action and highlights 4 key domains for action at national and local level:

  • active society: creating a social movement
  • moving professionals: activating networks of expertise
  • active lives: creating the right environments
  • moving at scale: scaling up interventions that make us active

The document is a result of over 1, 000 incidences of direct consultation with key stakeholders and regional engagement events and consolidates for the first time NICE guidance and the policy landscape into options for action.

We are seeking views on the draft document through the following 3 questions:

  1. Is there recently published evidence not included in the documents that should be?

  2. Are there additional actions that PHE, as a system leader, could enable to support you and your organisation to implement Everybody Active Every Day?

  3. Is there any additional information or guidance that might support on-going work to embed sustained action to address physical activity?